Science: British Association

Apparently few journalists or scientists have read General Jan Christiaan Smuts's conception of the universe, which he published five years ago. For when he repeated his thesis as his presidential address before the British Association for the Advancement of Science in London last week, he inadvertently obscured all the technical discussions of the assembly and overshadowed reports thereof in the Press. In essence General Smuts believes that the entire universe is degenerating except for its most magnificent phenomenon— man's mind.

Although not all of his London hearers would agree with his...

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